Ouchijuku & Oyakuen – 2 must see places in Aizu, Fukushima


Step back in time. Ōuchijuku was a small post station in Japan’s Edo period and is now located in the town of Shimogō, Fukushima (in Aizu area). Think of it as a Japanese version of the Cotswolds given the authentic thatched rooves. For bikers it is a fantastic set of switchbacks to get there.


There is a stream of fresh water running down the street on both sides which local vendors put bottled drinks as a way to keep them cool.


The street is probably around 500metres in length but you can sample all different types of food and drinks along the way.


Anyone wanting to see interesting things in Fukushima, this is a must. Tsurugajo Castle is also worth the time especially the Oyakuen gardens nearby


Tsurugaoka Castle in Aizu Wakamatsu is also worth the time…especially the Oyakuen gardens nearby…

…especially the Oyakuen gardens nearby.